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Early Childhood Development: Government Resources: Library Guide: Audits, reviews and reports

A guide for Social Development students.


South Africa. Department of Social Development. Audit of early childhood development (ECD) centres : national report, 31 July 2014.

South Africa. Auditor-General. 2014. Performance audit of Early Childhood Development (Grade R) at the Department of Education

Human Sciences Research Council. Child, Youth, Family and Social Development (2010). Final report: Western Cape Department of Social Development 2009 Audit of Early Childhood Development Facility Quality

Western Cape. Department of Social Development. An Audit of Early Childhood Development facilities in the Western Cape, 2008 : final report. Cape Town : Department of Social Development, 2009.
South Africa. Dept. of Education. Directorate: Early Childhood Development.
   Report on the national ECD Pilot Project / [Department of Education, Directorate: Early Childhood Development]. --    Pretoria : Dept. of Education, Directorate: Early Childhood Development, 2001. Shelf no. G 68 E.EDUC.01.REPO
Williams, T.
   The nationwide audit of ECD provisioning in South Africa / T. Williams and M. L. Samuels ; with J. Mouton ... [et al.]. --    Pretoria : Dept. of Education, Directorate: Early Childhood Development, c2001. Shelf no. G 68 E.EDUC.01.NATI


World Bank Group ; Department of Basic Education. South Africa: Public Expenditure and Institutional Review for Early Childhood Development. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2022.

Atmore, Eric. Challenges facing the Early Childhood Development sector in South Africa : a comprehensive research report on Early Childhood Development to the National Development Agency. Johannesburg : national Development Agency, 18 April 2012.

Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth.  Tshwane centres of excellence in policy innovation : early childhood development services in Tshwane  : scoping study findings and strategy report. Pretoria : Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth, Human Sciences Research Council, 11 November 2009. Prepared for City of Tshwane, Integrated Community Development Directorate, Health and Social Development Department.

Dawes, Andrew, Linda Biersteker, Margaret Irvine. Scaling up early childhood development (ECD) (0-4 years) in South Africa : what makes a difference to child outcomes in the period 0-4? : inputs for quality ECD interventions. Pretoria Human Sciences Research Council, July 2008.

Martin, Patricia, Lizette Berry, Linda Biersteker, Chris Desmond, David Harrison, Sara Naicker, Linda Richter, Haroon Salojee & Wiedaad Slemming. Draft full report  : national early childhood development policy. Pretoria : Human Sciences Research Council, 28th February 2018.

South Africa. Department of Education. Report on national ECD policies and programmes. Pretoria : Department of Education, May 2001.

South Africa. Department of Social Development. Progress report on the South African Integrated Programme of Action for Early Childhood Development: Moving Ahead (2013-2018). Pretoria : Department of Social Development, November 2013.

South Africa. Parliament. National Council of Provinces. Select Committee on Education and Recreation. Early Childhood Development: progress report from Department of Basic Education, 29 October 2014.



Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (2012). Diagnostic review of early childhood development

South African Early Childhood Review, 20162017, 2019. Cape Town :  Ilifa Labantwana, The Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town, the Department for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency.

Hercules, Antonio (2012). A Policy and Performance Review of the National Integrated Plan for Early Childhood Development in South Africa. Commissioned report.